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Officer-Involved Shootings

The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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Video: Cop shot, 7 other cops hurt in deadly Ariz. melee

Video has been released of the brutal melee between police and a family that ended with a suspect killed, another suspect shot and a cop shot - Full Story

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SC cop charged with murder following OIS

SC cop charged with murder following OIS

Cell phone video capturing a fatal officer-involved shooting in South Carolina led to murder charges against the officer and widespread media attention as Americans grapple with issues of trust between law enforcement and communities.

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Teacher suspended after third-grade class writes notes to cop killer

Teacher suspended after third-grade class writes notes to cop killer

Teacher assigned her third-grade class to write "get well" letters to a sick inmate convicted of killing a Philly cop - Full Story

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Video: Boston cop shot in face

Officials have released surveillance video capturing the sudden attack on a Boston officer as he approached a vehicle - Full Story

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Manhunt underway after Md. officer shot, critical

Officer was shot once in the upper body Friday during a confrontation with a man outside of a convenience store.

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Manhunt underway after Md. officer shot, critical

Officer was shot once in the upper body Friday during a confrontation with a man outside of a convenience store - Full Story

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Ill. robbery suspect killed after multiple pursuits, shootout

Ill. robbery suspect killed after multiple pursuits, shootout

Suspect led police on multiple pursuits, stealing vehicles whenever police used stopped sticks on whatever car he was in - Full Story

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Court takes Albuquerque prosecutor off fatal OIS case

Judge has removed the prosecutor from the case of two officers charged in the shooting death of a homeless man last year - Full Story

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Texas executes man for cop's 2002 shooting death

Texas executes man for cop's 2002 shooting death

Kent Sprouse, 42, became the fifth convicted killer put to death this year in Texas, the nation's most active death penalty state - Full Story

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Sword-wielding man killed after attacking Fla. deputy

Man struck deputy several times before getting shot by police - Full Story



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